Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Page SUM 1,462,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Page SUM 1,462,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,060,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 895,900

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13110 records found.